Dr. Apar Jain

Dr. Apar Jain is a multidisciplinary scientist turned entrepreneur who studied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science in University. He was an All India rank holder in academics & studied at prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Delhi before moving to Europe. He graduated with dual PhD in Neuroscience from European Molecular Biology Laboratory and University Heidelberg. He also spent significant research time at Columbia University in New York. His research focused on dissecting neural circuits for different behaviours of anxiety & fear. After working as Neuroscientist at German Cancer Research Center, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and University Hospital Heidelberg, he cofounded his first startup helping immigrant population for finding temporary work. Being convinced with entrepreneurship as his future career path, he honed his management skills and built his network with a dual American-European Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management in USA and WHU in Germany. He has been strategic advisor and led startups in different domains and industry. He was affiliated with TUM for an Entrepreneurship research study. At ToU, he has been teaching the courses combining Neuroscience with Entrepreneurship. The latest course he taught was Entrepreneurship Mindset.

Personal mission
Value creation and enhancement by combining different domains, sectors, ideas and fields.
Courses Taught
Entrepreneurial Mindset

Hasan MT, Althammer F, Silva da Gouveia M, Goyon S, Eliava M, Lefevre A, Kerspern D, Schimmer J, Raftogianni A, Wahis J, Knobloch-Bollmann HS, Tang Y, Liu X, Jain A, Chavant V, Goumon Y, Weislogel JM, Hurlemann R, Herpertz SC, Pitzer C, Darbon P, Dogbevia GK, Bertocchi I, Larkum ME, Sprengel R, Bading H, Charlet A, Grinevich V. A Fear Memory Engram and Its Plasticity in the Hypothalamic Oxytocin System. Neuron. 2019 Jul 3;103(1):133-146.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.04.029. Epub 2019 May 16. PMID: 31104950.

Madroñal N, Delgado-García JM, Fernández-Guizán A, Chatterjee J, Köhn M, Mattucci C, Jain A, Tsetsenis T, Illarionova A, Grinevich V, Gross CT, Gruart A. Rapid erasure of hippocampal memory following inhibition of dentate gyrus granule cells. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 18;7:10923. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10923. PMID: 26988806; PMCID: PMC4802048.

Gozzi A, Jain A, Giovannelli A, Bertollini C, Crestan V, Schwarz AJ, Tsetsenis T, Ragozzino D, Gross CT, Bifone A. A neural switch for active and passive fear. Neuron. 2010 Aug 26;67(4):656-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.07.008. Erratum in: Neuron. 2012 Feb 23;73(4):854. Giovanelli, Aldo [corrected to Giovannelli, Aldo]. PMID: 20797541.

Jain A, Dvorkin A, Fonio E, Golani I, Gross CT. Validation of the dimensionality emergence assay for the measurement of innate anxiety in laboratory mice. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012 Feb;22(2):153-63. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2011.07.001. Epub 2011 Jul 23. PMID: 21788118.

List of Papers
Book Chapters
Books (Monographs)
Professional Community Services

IIT Delhi Alumni Association Member, EMBL Alumni, Universität

Heidelberg Alumni, MPI Alumni, DKFZ Alumni, WHU Alumni Association, Kellogg Alumni, TUM Management Alumni e.v.

Organizational & Editorship Activities
  • Immigration & Foreigners Council Member for Heidelberg City (2014-2019)
  • Authored clinical evaluation reports as regulatory expert on projects for existing and new medical devices
  • Fund raising for AI driven FMCG startup
  • Former CEO of Health tech platform for Medical Second Opinion
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Researcher at Technical University of Munich (TUM) Munich, Germany
Consulting / Entrepreneurship Projects
Founder projects